July 6, 2022

GCHS Buffalo Grapplers Win WAC Championship on the Road


Great Bend, KS (www.westernkansasnews.com) – The 6A No. 1 Garden City Buffalo Wrestling team claimed their first Western Athletic Conference Championship in five years, with their double dual victories over Great Bend and Hays on the road at Great Bend last night. The Buffaloes won 10 of 14 matches to beat the Panthers 42-21 and finished off defending WAC Champion Hays, winning 11 of 14 matches in that dual taking down the Indians 57-15. The following is a re-cap of individual matches for the Buffaloes with Hays and Great Bend.

Garden City 42, Great Bend 15

106 – Michael Prieto (GC) – open

113 – Efrain Sanchez (GC) def. Ryan DesLauriers 14-6.

120 – Matt Uritia (GC) def. Cody Liles 3-2.

126 – Chris Burley (GB) pinned Alec Castillo.

132 – Tevin Brisco (GC) def. Zack Schridde 13-1.

138 – Kade Sander (GB) open

145 – Trevor Kennedy (GC) pinned Brett Roberts.

152 – Chris Adler (GC) def. Emerson Campbell 12-4.

160 – Bryce Hofmeister (No. 3 in 5A, GB) def. Zach Finch (No. 4 in 6A) 5-3.

170 – Anthony Gardner (GC) pinned Darion Yager.

182 – Juan Rodriguez (GC) def. Joe Lindenberger 8-6.

195 – Sam Reyes (GC) def. Justin Henry 9-3.

220 – Gunar Brewer (GB) pinned Samson Adalco.

285 – Montana Fuller (GC) def. Jacob Crane 2-1.

Garden City 57, Hays 15

106 – Michael Prieto (GC) pinned Rance Rumbaugh.

113 – Efrain Sanchez (GC) open

120 – Matt Uritia (GC) pinned Jacob Thorell

126 –Alec Castillo (GC) pinned Russ Kohl.

132 – Tevin Brisco (GC) pinned Dylan McKinney.

138 – Tathan Burkhart (HHS) open

145 – Trevor Kennedy (GC) def. Jake Sedbrook 10-6.

152 – Chris Adler (GC) def. Leroy Franco 5-3.

160 –Zach Finch (GC) tech fall Kaelan Dietz.

170 – Kyler Meyers(HHS) def. Anthony Gardner 5-3.

182 – Juan Rodriguez (GC) pinned Joe Pfeifer.

195 – Presto Weigel (HHS) pinned Sam Reyes.

220 – Samson Adalco (GC) open

285 – Montana Fuller (GC) def. Vincent Scott 13-5.

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